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The word Pablum came from the Latin pabulum meaning horse feed or animal fodder. This baby food was developed at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in 1930.

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Salt: A Grain of Truth

A Mound of Salt

 Is Salt Bad for You?

The age-old question about is salt bad for you and how much should you have is still being debated. The latest findings seem to indicate that a certain amount of salt is necessary. The latest hype is about what type of salt is the best. I have tried to answer this question. However, you need to make your own choices. Your choice of what type of salt to use maybe a personal thing, or it may be based on cultural or religious practices.   

The amount of salt required in a day according to health Canada is 2300mg. The Canadian Heart Association also recommends this amount unless you have high blood pressure. That is about 1/2 tsp. This amount is higher than the American Heart Association recommends. We consume more than this if we eat processed foods. Be sure to read labels.

Try to limit your salt intake. Eliminate processed food and fast foods from your diet. Remove the salt shaker from the table so you can't add extra salt to your food. Use spices in place of salt.  


The Sticky on Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

Is Maple Syrup a good alternative to Sugar?

Is Maple sugar a good alternative to sugar? Unlike sugar Maple syrup has many nutrients. So in that sense, it is a good alternative to sugar. However not everyone like maple syrup in large quantities. In that case, you may have to use other substitutes such as honey or stevia. Maple Syrup can be substituted in baking equally to the sugar for example cup to cup. However, because it is a wet ingredient more flower may have to be used in the recipe.

Maple Syrup is made from the sap of sugar maple, black maple or red maple trees.

The Sweet Sugar Facts

A Spoonful of Sugar

Am I Getting Too Much Sugar?

Sugar is a very addictive food, and according to research has no nutritional value. I am not saying you can’t have any sugar. However, you need to learn to read labels to find out what types of sugar are found in your diet. The guidelines set out in the New Food Guide put out by Health Canada will help you look at what a healthy diet is. You can also learn about how to read food labels on the Health Canada Website.

 Sugar is a complex subject.  How they are labelled and the different types of sugars and is something that many people are confused about.  This Sugar Basics Series will deal with some common questions.


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The Advice on this site is not meant to replace the advice of a physician or dietician.  Please consult a Doctor before starting any new diet plan.  Remember to tell your physician and pharmacist about any Supplements you may be taking.